Saturday, 7 December 2019

This year's Xmas CD cover

This was a collaboration with my daughter, who can share the blame/credit:

12 comments:

DCBain said...

Is that the flame of British democracy fizzling out?

Mark Wadsworth said...

No, it's much easier than that.

DAD said...

XMAS - what the bl**dy hell is that? Are you too ignorant to use the proper name for this time of year - CHRISTMAS?

Mark Wadsworth said...

D, many European cultures have had some sort of celebration in late December. Nobody knows who copied what from whom, and "X" is used to indicate "unknown".

Bayard said...

If you want to be pedantic, and I do, you could point out that the time of year is called Christmastide, not Christmas, which is just the twelve days at the end, or, more increasingly nowadays, the day at the end, with the tree going in the bin on Boxing day.

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, I call this time of year "December".

ThomasBHall said...

Xmas is actually OK for traddies too apparently- the "X" is the sign of a cross. My very traditional mother told me this as a child, and she doesn't allow chocolate in Advent calendars, or a Christmas tree before Christmas day ;)

Mark Wadsworth said...

TBH, good point.

Bayard said...

Mark, what even the bit of Christmastide that now falls in November?

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, no part of November falls in December. Our tree and lights go up 1st December, come down 31st December (or first thing 1st January), end of.

There are five seasons - spring, summer, autumn, December/Xmas, winter.

Bayard said...

Ah, but Christmastide starts when the first Christmassy things appear in the shops, and they start playing Christmassy music, like that hideous Slade song. That can be even before November. I think you are confusing Christmastide with Advent.

Mark Wadsworth said...

B, December is December. I'm not confusing anything with anything.